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~ 158 Lbs 8 oz. Caught at Loreto, Baja Calif., Mexico on June 10, 1996
by angler Keith Winter
~ Acanthocybium Solandri
~ Barracuda, Oahu fish, ocean Barracuda, Pacific Kingfish, Pride of
Bermuda, Tigerfish, Ono, Queenfish
~ The body is brilliant dark blue or green above, with 24 or more wavy
cobalt blue bars (tiger stripes) running vertically along the sides. The
belly and lower sides are silver. The Wahoo has a long cigar shaped
slender body covered with scales. The head is sharpley pointed and the
jaws are elongated to form an almost beak-like snout; the teeth are
triangular and finely serrated. The Wahoo has a wide, narrow, and forked
~ Wahoo can reach a length
of 7 feet and a weight of 180 pounds. Most angler caught Wahoo fall
between 4 and 5 feet and weigh from 10 to 40 pounds.
~ The Wahoo is pelagic, usually living in solitary but can be found in
small groups of up to 7 fish. They congregate near drifting objects
including sargassum and may be
found around wrecks, and deeper reefs. Wahoo move with the changing
seasons, traveling into cooler waters during warm summer months. The
Wahoo is distributed worldwide in tropical and subtropical waters.
~ Wahoo are capable of short bursts of speed of up to 45 mph, allowing
them to overcome and capture prey. Although Wahoo are attracted to
floating debris, their diet suggests they venture out to forage in open
waters. Wahoo feed primarily upon other pelagic fishes, as well as
squid. They have been recorded feeding on tunas, little tunny,
porcupinefishes, flyingfishes, dolphinfish, jacks, herrings, pilchards,
scads, and lanternfishes.